Summerlin tees off

The master-planned community of Summerlin is home to nine golf courses, including the state’s only two PGA Tour Tournament Players Club (TPC) stadium courses.

Six of Summerlin’s villages are designed around golf courses, including The Hills South, The Canyons, The Ridges, Sun City, Red Rock Country Club and Sienna.

According to Kevin Orrock, top division executive for The Howard Hughes Corp., developer of Summerlin, the golf courses add recreational interest as well as picturesque settings for thousands of Summerlin residents.

“Whether it’s a love for the game or beautifully landscaped open areas, golf course living continues to be a highly desirable lifestyle for many home buyers,” Orrock said. “Here in Summerlin, golf courses are neighbored by homes of all sizes, styles and price points, making golf course living a reality for many residents.”

Summerlin’s first golf course, TPC Summerlin, is the first PGA TOUR Tournament Players Club stadium golf course in Nevada and the home course of the upcoming Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospital for Children Open, formerly known as the Las Vegas Invitational.

Opened in 1991, this 18-hole, private championship course was designed by golf course architect Bobby Weed with player consultant Fuzzy Zoeller.

The 7,243 yard, par-72 course is located in The Hills South village.

The course began hosting the PGA Tour’s Las Vegas Invitational in 1992. In fact, Tiger Woods had his first professional win at the Las Vegas Invitational in 1996.

The second and only other Nevada TPC stadium golf course is TPC Las Vegas, also located in Summerlin.

Opened in 1996, this 18-hole, daily-fee championship course was also designed by golf course architect Bobby Weed with Raymond Floyd acting as the player consultant. The par-71 course, 7,063-yard course is nestled in The Canyons village.

Bear’s Best Las Vegas, located in The Ridges village, opened in 2002 and is one of the first Bear’s Best courses developed worldwide.

Designed by Jack Nicklaus, Bear’s Best Las Vegas features replications of signature holes from Nicklaus courses throughout the western U.S. and Mexico.

The daily-fee course is designed to accommodate corporate outings of all sizes. The course is a joint venture of ClubCorp and Golden Bear, International.

Red Rock County Club was designed by the legendary Arnold Palmer.

Three semi-private courses include Highland Falls Golf Club, Palm Valley Golf Club and Eagle Crest Golf Club.

For more information on Summerlin, visit or call 888-898-5015.

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